Long Track Male Junior Development Skater of the Year Cooper McLeod


Name:   Cooper McLeod

Age:  14

Club:  Puget Sound Speedskating Club

Coach:  Chang Lee

Who inspires you in speedskating? 

My coach Chang Lee

Where will you be in ten years?  

My plan is to have graduated from college and be an Olympian.

What other sports do you play?

 Inline Speedskating and basketball

What are your other hobbies? 

Working out and playing video games

How did you get involved in speedskating?

I started rollerskating before I was 1 and competing in inline speedskating when I was 3.  The coach at the rink told my parents there was a division for kids that young and that’s how I started.    When I was 8 I started speedskating on ice in both short track and long track.

What would you consider your greatest accomplishment? 

Every time I set a personal best time.

What is your favorite subject in school? 

Math

What are your goals for speedskating in the next few years?  

My next goal is to make the Junior World team.

What is your favorite exercise during dryland training? 

Squats

What’s your favorite post-race snack?

Bananas

Where is your favorite place to race?

Salt Lake City, UT